News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Struck by OPP Officer in Pickup Truck in Innisfil

Case Number: 23-PVI-276   

Mississauga, ON (19 July, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police officer struck and seriously injured a 30-year-old man in Innisfil this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On July 19, 2023, officers in vehicles attempted to box in and arrest the man, who was driving an SUV, in the area of Mapleview Drive East and Bayview Drive in Barrie as part of a drug investigation.
  • The man fled and struck a hydro pole in a grassy area at Commerce Gate and Innisfil Heights Crescent in Innisfil.
  • The man fled on foot and was struck by an officer driving an unmarked pickup truck.
  • Paramedics were called and rendered medical care. The man was transported to a Toronto hospital where he remains.
Four investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES